Guodong Cao, Ph.D.

Veterans Health Foundation

Guodong Cao, Ph.D.

Investigator Research Interests


  • Research Biologist, GRECC, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
  • Associate Professor of Neurology, University of Pittsburgh

What are the 3 most important questions that define your research program?

  1. White matter injury after cerebral ischemia
  2. Neurovascular remodeling after cerebral ischemia
  3. Neuroprotection in cerebral ischemia

What are five key words that best describe your areas of interest?

  1. White matter injury
  2. Cerebral ischemia
  3. Neurogenesis
  4. Neuroprotection
  5. Stem Cell

What are up to 5 technologies, models, methods, analytical approaches or other forms of expertise that characterize your research program?

  1. Middle cerebral artery occlusion model and white matter injury model
  2. Lentivirus mediated gene expression in brain
  3. Protein transduction technology
  4. A battery of Behavioral tests
  5. Induced stem cell therapy